Salted Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies

The worst part about a long weekend where the weather is fantastic is having to go back to work the next day. Unless, there are fresh baked cookies waiting for you. So despite being a little sunburned and not wanting to open my laptop … I figured I owe it to my coworkers to bake something this afternoon.

I made potato chip cookies earlier this year (pre-blog) and I had covered them in melted chocolate first and then put them in the cookie. But today I’m being lazy and decided that just adding more chocolate chips than normal to the batter would essentially yield the same result. I recommend using ridged potato chips (I used Wavy Lays). I don’t really have a scientific reason why, but maybe just because they tend to taste better.



  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mashed up ridged potato chips
  • Coarse sea salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Step 1: Cream together butter and sugars. Mix in vanilla extract and two eggs.
Step 2: Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and mix into the wet ingredients.
Step 3: Add in chocolate chips.
Step 4: Mash up a few handfuls of ridged potato chips. It’s hard to say how many handfuls to use so I just measured the crushed amount afterwards. I put them in a ziplog bag and just smushed them with my hands until it equalled about 2 cups of potato chips. Add into the mixture.
Step 5: Using a melon scooper, scoop out even size balls of dough onto a sil-pat or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Step 6: Top with a dash of coarse sea salt. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Yes, new manicure color for the week.
And there you have it. Very salty and sweet synergy in cookie form. Before you throw out those half-eaten bags of potato chips from this weekend’s cookout, try to put them to good use in this recipe. And cross your fingers you make tomorrow’s cookie distro list!